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hour survivors. pipeline explosion plan to honor their neighbors who died in the blast. a day of decisions for hundreds of teachers in oakland. the critical vote that will change their futures forever. good morning, everybody. it's wednesday, march 9. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks for joining us. let's check weather and traffic. lawrence, good morning. >> good morning. we have a great day coming up as we are going to see lots of sunshine especially toward the afternoon, patchy fog right now but yup, this could very well be the warmest day of the week as high pressure is building in. some of the temperatures in the 60s and the 70s. but there is a storm brewing. we'll let you know when we expect that to move onshore. right now, let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. out live towards the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are off but we are starting to see slight delays in some of the cash lanes. we also have muni delays that we are dealing with as well this morning. more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back to you
guys. >> thank you. again, 6:00 and we begin this morning with news of a manhunt for a sex offender believed to have skipped town during his trial. the man from pittsburg was last seen 10 days ago. the "mercury news" reports he had a dramatic run-in with his victim at the courthouse. she reportedly saw him and started sobbing. bedi was convicted of molesting the girl, who was 13 at the time during a counseling session. he is facing more than 8 years in prison. it's pink slip time for teachers in california how many warnings go out is going to be voted on in the east bay today. anne makovec is in oakland, the city that's already faced with a big budget emergency. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the school board is going to be voting on giving pink slips to more than 500 teachers in the oakland unified school district. this is something that we see pretty much every year at this time of the year where school districts are making these decisions about how many teachers remember they are
going to give pink slips to. the state usually comes through in the end and teachers keep their jobs. we don't know if that will happen this time around. we are looking at 539 staffers getting pink slips, teachers, counselors, librarians, they are going to get letters notifying them their jobs are in jeopardy if the school board makes that decision here tonight which it looks like they probably will. this has to be done by march 15. the list of teachers includes tenured k through 12 classroom teachers. the only group that appears to be protected are credentialed special ed. and bilingual teachers. of course, it all hinges on the state in the end. jerry brown has long been touting he is planning on protecting k through 12 educators but he needs to strike a good deal with the republicans in order to do that. that's why districts across the state are making these tough decisions planning on sending
out pink slips before march 15. that decision will be made here in oakland tonight. back to you. >> , anne makovec in oakland. it is 6:02. more fallout this morning because of a possible police misconduct in san francisco. more than 40 criminal cases all expected to be dropped today. that's in addition to the at least 13 cases that were dropped yesterday. this all comes after the release of surveillance tape of a drug bust at a residential hotel. eight police officers all under investigation by local, state and federal officials. most of the cases involve drugs but some deal with other types of crimes from that surveillance video. today marks six months since that deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno. as christin ayers tells us, while survivors of the blast gather to honor those who died, pg&e is still answering questions about what went wrong. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. residents will be gathering here at 6:11 p.m. to remember the eight who died
during the that pipeline explosion. that's the exact time the blast happened six months ago. as they gather to remember those people, pg&e is under fire over a botched repair job in milpitas just 50 minutes before the blast happened. it raised pressure to some peninsula gas lines according to newly released documents from the national transportation safety board. the documents also question why the utility company failed to replace the pipeline under the san bruno neighborhood when it did a big seismic upgrade in the mid-1990s. >> obviously disappointing to know there might have been an opportunity to review the pipes in the location where the rupture occurred. >> i'm really terrified if i have to go -- i could be out visiting family and, you know, have the house blow up. >> reporter: according to the california public utilities commission, that's not the only problem. pg&e still has not proven that nearly a third of its gas lines
in northern and central california are safe. the state puc is still waiting on documents from pg&e. the company has until tuesday to come up with those documents or face serious fines according to the "san francisco chronicle." pg&e has promised to submit that paperwork. as far as that botched milpitas job we told you about pg&e did release a statement to us saying that no one knows what caused the explosion and they are committed to finding that out. >> lots to learn and a lot to uncover still. okay, live in san bruno, christin ayers, thank you so much. let's get another check of weather and traffic. we start with lawrence because he has some great news about our temperatures today. >> yes. that's right. some of the warmest problem of the week as we are going to feel spring-like temperatures around the bay area today. we have one weak system approaching the coastline. high pressure building out ahead of it so most of the energy will fall apart. we are left with a few high clouds and lots of sunshine to warm up the temperatures. behind that we have a developing storm system.
so enjoy the day, folks. temperatures outside right now, 40s and 50s. we have some fog, too. by the afternoon, numbers looking good. yup, 70 degrees in the napa valley. 69 in fremont. 69 degrees in livermore and 69 in concord. let's get a traffic check, see if we can match that, with elizabeth. >> we actually just got off the phone with muni and it sounds like everything is back on time. earlier america cag problems for the k and m line -- earlier mechanical problems for the k and m line, but now they are cleared up. everything is on time now bart, ace, muni and caltrain. not roads, pretty quiet commute out there on the roads. fog not an issue this morning. that was the big issue yesterday across from the san mateo bridge. just not the case, a little crowded westbound 92 in the commute direction towards foster city. the golden gate bridge looks great. no issues at all through marin. just a beautiful traffic camera at this time of the morning showing you those cars heading into san francisco. back to you >> thank you.
you have an easy morning , huh? >> i know. >> at 6:06, police jobs saved in one bay area city but at a price. what officers have to give up. >> plus the confrontation in a south bay club turning into multiple murders. the video shows everything. what police are still trying to figure out. and new meaning to the phrase easy as. the classes stanford is dropping and why only a select group of people knew about them in the first place.
feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. identify a gunman seen on all right. looking at a great day coming our way. we'll see a lot of sunshine, just a few high clouds this afternoon. temperatures up into the 60s and 70s. looking great outside. more on that coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> thank you, lawrence. it is 6:10. san jose police hope someone can identify a gunman seen on surveillance video. that tape is from january. that's the night that three people were killed at the mexicali club. a close-up shot from the video shows the gunman on the right wearing a gray bulletproof vest. the video shows the gunman chasing the owner of the club, grabbing him in a head lock and forcing him outside. they were out of camera range when the gunman shot the club owner, who survived. >> we no longer feel that we have an opportunity to identify
him before he harms somebody else and at this point, public safety and the safety of the general public outweighs keeping this under wraps. >> police say that a drug debt was behind the attack. what the video doesn't show is the gun battle that killed three people, two suspects and a man in the club who shot them. a deal to save police jobs in antioch, but there is a price. the plan approved last night calls for scheduled salary increases to be deferred for officers sworn in since 2009 and beginning this summer, officers will also need to start paying 3% of their salary towards their pension. in return, no police officers will be laid off. the labor deal with save antioch close to $1 million. a judge could decide today whether to release jury information in barry bonds' perjury trial. more than a dozen news groups have asked the judge to release jurors' names and questionnaires. they are ordinarily part of the public record. but the lawyers fear the jury
could be harassed from news reporters. bonds has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied about using steroids. his trial starts in 12 days. 6:11. a crucial day in the nation's capital. how the u.s. could decide whether to take action in libya. >> and gone in 60 seconds. a lamborghini stolen at a bay area dealership. why the thief still hasn't done the hardest part. coming up. and we are off to a great start for this morning commute. here's live look at conditions on 280 heading out of downtown san jose. coming up, a check of mass transit after the break. ,,,,
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national security advisers meet at the white house this morning. meanwhile, libyan leader muammar qaddafi has sent a top member of ment to cairo wi what to do about libya. national security advisors are meting at the white house this morning. libyan leader moammar qaddafi has sent a top member of his government to cairo with a message for egyptian leaders. we get the latest on what's happening in libya now from edward yeranian of cbs radio news in cairo and good morning again, edward. thanks for joining us. tell us, any word on what that message might be for those egyptian leaders? >> reporter: yes, frank. well, the speculation here is that the arab league is meeting on saturday to discuss the no-
fly zone over libya and colonel qaddafi we are guessing or i have heard colleagues guessing that he is asking the egyptian military rulers to intervene so that doesn't go up for a vote or isn't passed. the arab league was actually supposed to meet yesterday and it didn't. once again, the speculation was there are several arab countries that don't want a no- fly zone imposed and they want moammar qaddafi to win. the nation are algeria and morocco because their leaders would be the next in the line of fire if qaddafi falls. the battle lines inside libya haven't changed seriously. the rebels. they are still in ras lanouf on the way to tripoli. there is a big cloud of black smoke, actually i'm seeing this
on the arabic satellite channels who are showing it live. but what it indicates is that colonel qaddafi's air force have pummeled oil derek. ras lanouf is an oil port and that could have been having by accident because the oil derrick is outside the town and towards the port. it seems like it's sort of a what's the word i want... he is giving the west something of a reason to -- he is attack the oil as i approve occasion, provocation. >> gas prices are going up because people are worried about the oil situation and what's going to happen with this conflict so it looks like he is. it's almost like provocation getting us to take notice. >> reporter: i suspect that
will cause oil prices to go up. you can see a fire behind the bill lowing cloud of black smoke so another one has been hit. i saw this in 1989 in beirut when the syrians attacked the oil in beirut. it's provocation. there is no justification for hitting oil dericks. it causes massive pollution and it hurts the people on the ground because they can't use the fuel and also if that's being exported, that's obviously an aggressive move there. >> well, they wanted attention, they are certainly getting it now. the world is watching to be sure. edward yeranian with cbs radio news covering the unrest in -- in libya. thank you. a great day coming our way in the bay area. a lot of sunshine outside, low clouds over the bay area. just some patchy fog showing up. thicker fog showing up in some of the interior valleys but that's all going to start to fade away through the day and going to see a lot of sunshine coming your way. if you are stepping outside,
yeah, plan on patchy fog, temperatures running in the 40s and the 50s at this hour. by this afternoon, spring-like weather coming our way. temperatures up into the 60s. maybe even a couple of low 70s by the afternoon with mild sunshine and couple of high clouds making their way through our skies. so we have a weak system that's approaching california and you can see it right here but at the same time, high pressure is building in so yeah, a lot of those clouds will start to fall apart. still going to see a mix of sun and clouds for today but enjoy the beautiful day because by tomorrow, we have this guy coming our way bringing with it a chance of rain to the bay area. so it looks like a beautiful afternoon outside and you will see highs ranging from 68 degrees in san jose to 70 in morgan hill and los gatos, about 69 in fremont and 6 8 in mountain view. east bay temperatures in the 60s and 70s. very spring-like toward the latter part of the day. 69 in livermore, 70 dublin and 67 in oakland. the north bay will be a little bit cooler. they are going to see a few more clouds out there but not
by much. mainly the 60s. we may sneak in the 70s as you make your way in toward the napa valley but you get the idea it's looking like a great day outside and should stay dry. that's all about to change, though, towards tomorrow. a chance of rain returns to the bay area, dry come friday, a chance of more stormy weather though over the weekend. all right. elizabeth, here's some traffic for you. >> i got spring fever, lawrence. i'm ready for warmer temperatures. it's been an unusually quiet commute. overall we are doing well. we had this earlier problem in fremont, southbound 680 the mission boulevard off-ramp partially blocked for a while. chp may still be on scene. but the off-ramp is re-opened. down towards san jose you can see mostly green top speeds still on our sensors. northbound 2 80 approaching the
880 interchange. here's a live look at the 101 traffic near the third street exit. easy ride towards downtown san francisco. our usual slow spots this time of the morning are slow but nothing unusual here. westbound 580, 18 minutes, pretty typical from the altamont pass towards 680 and the dublin interchange. and we are still seeing brake lights as well through antioch. we had an earlier stall about a half hour ago in pittsburg. westbound 4 at railroad. now we are just seeing our usual slow traffic from a street towards somersville. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights yet. they should be turned on here any minute now but right now we are not seeing any delay heading into san francisco. and once again, after dealing with some earlier muni delays, everything again is once again on time for muni and bart systemwide no delay there, as well. 49 trains all on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. back to you.
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welcome back. we have a warning for pet owners in the silicon valley. someone is trying to poison animals at a sunnyvale dog park. police say boxes of rat poison were found at the las palmas dog park on two instances? the small green pellets were discovered out in the open at the park. a threat reading all dogs must die scrawled on one of the found boxes. sunnyvale officials are asking residents to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior. a lamborghini belonging to a celebrity is stolen from inside a san francisco car dealership. police say the thief used rock climbing gear to get into the second story window. the suspect apparently cut the inside locks and drove away in the $200,000 car. the 2008 lamborghini belongs to celebrity chef guy fieri. experts say though the robber is going to have a hard time selling the car after stealing it. the lamborghini is so flashy
they say it's yellow and black, even the parts are easy to recognize. >> every time you see something like that you give one of these at the highway, take a second look. no more easy as at stanford. athletes will have to hit the books. the list that helps them choose classes is gone. it's widely regarded as an easy class list. more than a quarter of the courses don't fill general education requirements. classes include a beginning improvising, and my favorite, social dance. stanford claims the list was designed to accommodate demanding sports schedules. >> that is tough for the athletes and having to practice and go to games. >> it's true. it's true. but credits for social dance? sorry. >> and getting your college paid for, too. >> that's true. coming up, how many more criminals could walk today because of bay area police allegedly behave badly. >> the next time you go to the
atm, crooks stealing your quash and p.i.n. number. >> reporter: a grim anniversary for the victims of the san bruno pipeline explosion and the mistake pg&e made in the minutes before the blast. and this morning, hundreds of local teachers are wondering if they are about to get a pink slip. the decision is going to be made tonight and one department could be wiped out entirely in one school district. we'll talk about it coming up. ,,,, "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, march 9. thanks for joining us. i'm sydnie kohara. >> happ wednesday. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 6:30. when i hear 70, my ears perk up. >> time to put on the swimsuit, right, lawrence? almost. >> come on, no! some people -- yeah, no, not quite yet. but you know what? we have some sunshine coming our way and it looks like probably the warmest day of the week. so enjoy it, folks. but it's not going to last long. a lot of sunshine, high pressure in control, a few high clouds moving overhead but look what's off the coast. that could pay a visit to the bay area as early as tomorrow. so enjoy the sunshine. speaking of sunshine, here to brighten your day is elizabeth with our traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. that's so sweet. i was telling julie it depends on the day whether i'm miss sunshine or not. we are in a good mood today. here's a live look at the bay
bridge toll plaza. they just turned on the metering lights so we are seeing delays to the end of the parking lot and really only in just the middle lanes. over at not too bad. they have turned on the metering lights about five minutes ago so quick trip this morning into san francisco. coming up we'll have a check of other bridges plus mass transit. back to you. >> thank you. a sex offender believed to be on the run after skipping out on his own trial. tejinder bedi was seen 10 days ago after a dramatic run-in with his victim at the courthouse. she reportedly saw him and started sobbing. next day he was not at his trial. but a jury convicted him of molesting the girl who was 13 at the time during a counseling session facing more than 8 years in prison. some tough decisions today for the oakland school board as a deadline for layoff notices only days away now. anne makovec is in oakland, a city already facing a budget emergency. we have heard this story about
everywhere, anne. here we go again , huh? >> reporter: that's right. we hear it almost every year, kind of a threat. teachers get pink slips, and then this end up being retracted and the teachers keep their jobs. that is, of course, usually the case when the state is in better financial shape to be able to help districts out but here in oakland they have a $12 million deficit. they are talking about laying off more than 500 teachers. let's look at the breakdown of some of the teachers who could be laid off. 231 elementary school teachers, 41 english, 45 social science teachers, 28 sixth grade teachers and 25 p.e. teachers and the entire adult education staff a total of 538 positions. the school district is going to be voting tonight on whether or not to issue those pink slips. they have to do this by march 15 according to state law. we are also talking about some
tenured k through 12 classroom teachers. the only group that appears to be protected, credentialed special ed. and bilingual teachers and this is happening all over the state because districts have to send out the pink slips by march 15. now, jerry brown, we have heard the governor say many times that's planning on protecting k through 12 education but that all hinges upon a deal that he can strike with republicans. so it remains to be seen how much the state is going to be able to help the districts out. the meeting here in oakland is going on tonight. >> all about money and the lack thereof. okay, anne makovec live in oakland, thank you. it has been six months to the day since the san bruno pipeline explosion. and as christin ayers tells us, pg&e is still working to prove the safety of its gas lines and a lot of residents in the neighborhood still have a lot of questions. christin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. residents will be gathering here later this evening to honor the people who died in that explosion.
up until now, residents have honored them by leaving flowers and notes along the scene of the blast. but now they will get a chance to remember that six-month anniversary and also gather together for a vigil tonight. as that is going on, new details are emerging about a botched pg&e repair job in milpitas just 50 minutes before the explosion happened according to national transportation safety board documents. when power was cut in milpitas, pressure to three pins gas lines spiked above their usual level. city officials say that is an alarming revelation. >> certainly it raises questions about what was going on and how it might possibly have affected what happened in san bruno. >> i think it's scary. pg&e knows a lot more than what they're leading on. i seriously believe that they
are covering it up. >> reporter: there are other issues at play, as well. the california public utilities commission is still waiting on documents from pg&e proving that about 30% of its gas transmission lines are safe according to the "san francisco chronicle," the puc threatening sanctions if pg&e does not have those documents in by next tuesday. pg&e has been saying that they plan to have as many of those documents available as possible. back here live, the vigil will be happening in this area. a lot of people are expected to turn out. it will happen at 6:11 p.m. that's to the minute of the explosion happening six months ago, sydnie. >> all right, thank you, christin ayers in san bruno. if you can play a little hooky this afternoon, highly recommended because it's supposed to be a nice day, i guess , huh? >> a little hooky, maybe a little golf out there this afternoon? >> oh, yeah. >> yeah! it's looking like one of those days, feeling like spring outside by the afternoon as high pressure is going to take care of us pretty nicely. still, we have some patchy fog to start out this morning and a
weak system sliding into the state but it's running into a ridge of high pressure so yeah, this is all going to start to fall apart. we are left with high clouds and sunshine in the afternoon. and some very comfortable temperatures. right now, we have 40s and 50s outside at this hour. by the latter part of the day, how about this? here comes that sunshine warming things up nicely. 70 in the napa valley, 68 san jose and 69 degrees in fremont. enjoy it, folks. we have big changes coming. more on that in a few minutes. let's check traffic now with elizabeth. >> talking to my produce gianna and it's been easy breezy quiet commute no problems anywhere. here's live look at conditions off the richmond/san rafael bridge. traffic heading into marin, quick trip down southbound side 101. you can see one of our live traffic sensors showing speeds about 62 miles per hour. these are live traffic sensors showing you current conditions out there. and very light traffic right now across the span of the golden gate bridge in either direction. so we showed you the north bay.
let's go down toward the south bay. top speeds, as well. guadalupe parkway maybe seeing a little bit of slow traffic in some of the northbound lanes. but otherwise, looks great as you make your way out of downtown san jose. that's your traffic. back to you. >> we appreciate it, elizabeth. thank you. 6:37 your time. police are asking for your help in identifying a gunman who killed three people at a san jose nightclub. kcbs radio's matt bigler with the newly released surveillance video that just came out yesterday. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. right, this is new surveillance video that police have had for some time. but they are just now releasing it. we'll get to that in just a second. first of all, the video itself is dramatic showing the inside of the mexicali nightclub here in san jose and it shows the gunman wearing a bulletproof vest, a green bulletproof vest. he goes after the owner, chases him across the bar, gets him in a head lock at one point and then starts to force him outside of the bar. they go through the dance club, they go past some tables. eventually they get to the
outside and it looks by all indications at that point that it's going to be a kidnapping or at least an attempted kidnapping and that's new information. then at the last second, the owner breaks free from his captor, runs around the side of the building, and that's where the gunman shoots him. amazingly, the owner survived his wounds, that attack, and he is not doing great but he did survive. three other people as you mentioned were killed in an exchange of gunfire. now, cbs 5 has spoken with sergeant jason dwyer with san jose police. he says they are releasing the surveillance video now with the hope that someone will be able to identify that gunman. >> we no longer feel that we have an opportunity to identify him before he harms somebody else. and at this point, public safety and the safety of the general public outweighs keeping this under wraps. >> reporter: now, the motive for this bloody attack was
apparently a drug debt. and that's why the owner was targeted. that's according to police. dwyer says anyone who might be able to identify the gunman could be in for a reward. they are certainly interested in finding out who this guy is and we should also mention that that video is posted on our website, cbssf.com, if you want to check it out. that's the latest from here in san jose. back to you guys. >> it is dramatic. okay, matt bigler at kcbs radio, thank you. two oakland police officers who shot and killed a barbershop owner won't be charged. the officers were flagged down by a woman who said derrick jones had tried to strangle her. the officers said that jones ignored repeated demands that he surrender and that they shot him because it appeared to be -- he appeared to be reaching into his waistband for a weapon. no weapon was found. and an investigation found that witnesses backed up the officer's story. more than 40 criminal cases expected to be dropped in san francisco today due to possible police misconduct. now, that's in addition to 13
cases that center dropped already since the release of the surveillance video of drug busts at a residential hotel. eight police officers under investigation now by local, state and federal officials. and crooks in san francisco are using glue instead of guns to rob customers at atms. they have been disabling buttons with glue on the machines' keypad and it forces customers to enter the bank midway through a transaction at the atm. then the criminals walk up to the machines and access accounts. since january, there have been at least four glue thefts in the richmond district alone. police warn customers to monitor accounts and fully complete atm transactions by using touch screens. a lot of people forget they can actually touch the screen. >> how many times do you walk away and forget to grab your card? sometimes you get distracted. a lot of people trying to rip you off. 6:40. he has been all over the radio. now that blasting his former co- stars. now charlie sheen is saying, i'm sorry?
>> so you're apologizing? are you apologizing now to john prior? >> a little bit. it's kind of a half apology. >> what the actor just told an l.a. radio station about his outbursts and a possible trip to haiti. and let's take a peek at the market. we'll get an update from jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com coming up. [ jerry ] look at this! you got state-of-the-art man-cave, but the savings account of a cave-man! hey sports fans check this out. [ beep ] oops, my bad. earn more with interestplus savings at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! ooh, 3-d! instead of earning bupkus, your savings could be earning three times the national average! three times more. go online to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet?
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hours away mpleting its final mission. ded back to ea head offing to the barn, the space shuttle discovery just hours away from completing its final mission. the shuttle headed back to earth right now, will touch down at the kennedy space center just before 9:00 this morning after spending 13 days in space. this is the discovery's 39th and final mission. it will eventually be put on display at the smithsonian. >> passed over us last night about 7:25 i guess. >> yeah. >> we weren't asleep but we should have been. >> i know. that's going to be exciting to see, a great, great journey it's had. speaking of out of this world adventures, we are going to have some out of this world weather today, right, lawrence? >> yes, we are. i tried to stay up to watch that shuttle last night. but it was too foggy. too many clouds out there.
we are seeing some clouds out there this morning. -- the vaca cam showing some clouds this morning but it will brake up this morning. dense fog in the interior valleys. so yeah, you have the partly cloudy skies this morning with the patchy fog, temperatures in the 40s and 50s. by the afternoon though, looking fantastic. we are expecting 60s and 70s, just some high clouds overhead mixed with plenty of sunshine and it is going to feel like spring as we head toward the afternoon. still, we do have a weak system sliding into the state but high pressure is going to strengthen throughout the day today. that should tear apart the storm system. we are left with high clouds moving on through. so we catch a nice break in the weather today. but it's not going to last long. we have another storm system right here and that's planning on visiting the bay area on thursday. possibly bringing us some rain then. temperatures around the bay area today should be in the 60s and the low 70s into morgan hill, 70 degrees cupertino, 67 los altos and 66 in redwood city. east bay temperatures also up into the 60s and the 70s by the
afternoon. just a beautiful day with a few high clouds and plenty of sunshine. a little cooler in parts of the north bay. you're going to catch a few more clouds keeping the temperatures down a little but still comfortable in the afternoon. the next few days we have changes as early as tomorrow as a chance of rain returns to the bay area, dry on friday. as we look toward the weekend, though, storm clouds gather again. chance of showers saturday and sunday. time for a traffic check with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. if you are look for the slowest spot in the bay area, this is it. traffic approaching the bay bridge toll plaza is backed up in all languages now, backed up first in the fastrak lane and now it looks like the cash lanes are backed up to about the 880 overcrossing. so you're looking at least at 10 minutes to get on the bridge. elsewhere a quiet commute so far. traffic 880 through oakland as you pass the coliseum, taillights moving northbound. quick trip this morning towards downtown oakland. only about 15 minutes between 238 and the macarthur maze. the silicon valley drive not
backed up. this time yesterday morning we were starting to see some slow traffic in the westbound lanes of 237 as you exit milpitas. so again so far, so good. our usual slow spots are slow but again not as bad as typical. westbound 580, 23 minutes now from the altamont pass out towards 680 and the dublin interchange. a few yellow sensors there show us some brake lights as you make your way out of 205. coming off the antioch bridge, traffic looks great. it's not until you reach a street that we start to see some red on our sensors. and it remains slow all the way out to about harbor street. and then it looks better once you get towards concord and 242. earlier delays on muni have been resolved on the k and m lines. so now we are delay-free, problem-free on bart, ace, muni and caltrain. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. things can change at any time.
that is your weather and traffic. back to you. >> thank you. a new look at employment in california comes out in just a few minutes. >> we are waiting for that. it's the quarterly outlook from ucla. let's go to jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com to find out what's happening with the markets in the meantime and other business news. jason, good morning. >> reporter: good. not exactly the most encouraging news coming from the anderson business school at ucla. they are saying that it's going to take even longer than they thought for the state's unemployment rate to dip back into single digits. now looking at the 1st quarter of 2013, as opposed to the original forecast of the last quarter of 2012. if there is a good little signal in all of that the bay area will lead the jobs recovery in this state mainly because of our high-tech exporting that's taking place here. we're adding more jobs on a monthly basis in the bay area compared to all other parts of california. orange county is one of the exceptions. there is quite a bit of high-
tech in orange county. another big issue facing californians, their mortgages. so many are under water, many more are defaulting and others facing foreclosure. the state's attorney general and the federal government looking at a $20 billion settlement with the big mortgage providers out there to put that money into the foreclosure clean-up. but there is at least one big bank that says it's not in favor of that and that would be bank of america. it's ceo brian moynihan says simply it wouldn't be fair to lower mortgages for those who are in trouble and not help out those who have been good about paying their loans on time. stock market coming off a decent day yesterday thanks a decent day of cooling oil prices. not much on tap economically today so the focus will be again on oil prices, surging higher approaching $106-barrel. that has the market down, the dow down by 34, nasdaq down 20, the s&p down by 5. >> you're full of good news,
aren't you. >> yeah. been a rough couple of days. yesterday we had a decent day. >> we did. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. okay. does your blackberry keep buzzing long after you have left work? new studies show that a lot of women feel guilty about bringing their work home with them even if it does not interfere with their family life. researchers found women frequently contacted by coworkers or clients at home experience higher levels of psychological distress. men, on the other hand, come home open the fridge grab a beer, sit in the chair, less affected by it. but men seem to be less affected and leave it at the door. before you make a big financial decision, you might want to sleep on it. a new study found that choices made while sleep deprived can be overly optimistic. people in the study perform aid series of money-related tasks and researchers say, those who didn't get enough sleep tended to make riskier decisions with money than they did with a full
night's sleep. >> i look forward to that. is charlie sheen having a change of heart? what's happening today? >> he was due, i think, after the week he has h the actor called into a l.a. radio station this morning and addressed his recent outburst at his "two and a half men" co- star jon cryer. he told them he was a trader and a troll. >> i threw that out to somebody i didn't know they were -- i kind of knew they were going to print it. yeah, he knew they were going to print it. i confuse myself. >> so you're apologizing now to jon cryer? >> a little bit. it's a half apology. it's an apol. [ laughter ] >> an apol. i'm sure jon cryer is happy about that. warner bros. fired sheen from his sitcom monday over his recent media rants. sheen also told the station he plans to travel to haiti with actor sean penn. good. if you're on charlie sheen
overload and think we all are, this is for you. this app blocks mention of sheen in your browser. it adds on in seconds and blocks sheen's name with color bars. so if you have had enough, check it out. well, it hasn't even opened just yet. >> but there could be more trouble for the spider-man play on broadway. reports say it is shutting down previews and shutting down so more changes can be made. there is word the director quit. that $65 million musical suffered a number of problems over the last few months including injuries to actors, people falling, and cast members quitting. just seems to be having a run of bad luck before it starts. >> they had a little prerun and they say it's fabulous but they have spent $50 million to get it up and out. it's 6:52. a bay area sex offender takes
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fast approaching. it is 6:56. the state deadline to tell school workers they might not be back next year fast approaching. anne makovec is in oakland where the school board is working on the pink slip layoff list. anne. >> reporter: they are talking about more than 500 pink slips potentially going out to teachers here in the oakland unified school district and the board is going to be making that decision tonight. the deadline for the school district to send out those pink slips is march 15. so that is fast approaching. and we are talking teachers of all sorts here in oakland, staffers, teachers, counselors, librarian, even tenured k through 12 classroom teachers could be getting the pink slips. the list of teachers at resting
of being laid off might be surprising. the only group protected appears to be credentialed, special education and bilingual teachers. we have heard jerry brown talking for months about protecting k through 12 education. but without a budget deal solidified over in sacramento, the school districts locally don't know how much they will get from the state. we have covered this story year after year, teachers get pink slips, they end up not getting laid off but here in oakland they are dealing with a $12 million budget deficit. >> this time in may be for keeps. anne makovec live in oakland, thank you. there is a manhunt this morning for a sex offender on the run. tajinder bedi of pittsburg last seen 10 days ago at his trial. he apparently fled though after a dramatic run-in with his victim at the courthouse. the "mercury news" reports that she saw him and started sobbing. and the next day, bedi had disappeared. a jury convicted him of molesting the girl who was 13
at the time during a counseling session. it is 6:57. we are going out in style because we are going to throw it to lawrence and he is going to give the good news about your weather day. >> that's right. it's going to be fantastic. we are starting out with patchy fog but by the afternoon here comes the sunshine and check out these temperatures. 60s and 70s in much of the bay area. of course, cooler out toward the coastline. enjoy it. it's going to be spring-like today. but as we head toward tomorrow, things change again as storm clouds gather and yup, there is a chance of showers on thursday, dry on friday, more stormy weather expected over the weekend. all right. this is a beautiful shot for you. sunset in los altos hills. we could see some sun sets like that tonight. and, of course, if you would like to send pictures, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. all right. let's get a look at traffic and a very special traffic report. >> very special traffic report. we have had a great commute so far between 5 and 7 this
morning, no major problems across the bay area. throughout the east bay we are doing well. here's live look at conditions quick trip down the eastshore freeway. heading toward the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on but the backups aren't too bad. it's just 5 or 10 minutes to get on the span. san mateo bridge problem-free here, as well. we haven't seen any major accidents, not a lot of construction going on. and just now wanted to throw this up camera because we are just now starting to see some backup, brake lights on westbound 237 heading out of milpitas. it is a very extra special traffic report because it is my traffic producer's birthday! gianna, i don't know if she's watching around the corner. gianna is our producer monday through friday and you may have seen her, she fills in a lot for me when i'm off. she is our traffic reporter extraordinaire so she is forever21 in our eye. >> i was going to say. 's